Harry Elmer Barnes (editor), Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: A Critical Examination of the Foreign Policy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Its Aftermath (Caldwell, Ida.: Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1953) http://mises.org/books/perpetual.pdf http://lccn.loc.gov/52011874
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Revisionism and the Historical Blackout 1 By Harry Elmer Barnes
2. The United States and the Road to War in Europe 79 By Charles Callan Tansill
3. Roosevelt Is Frustrated in Europe 187 By Frederic R. Sanborn
4. How American Policy Toward Japan Contributed to War in the Pacific 231 By William. L. Neumann
5. Japanese-American Relations: 1921-1941; The Pacific Back Road to War 269 By Charles Callan Tansill
6. The Actual Road to Pearl Harbor 315 By George Morgenstern
7. The Pearl Harbor Investigations 407 By Percy L. Greaves, Jr.
8. The Bankruptcy of a Policy 483 By William Henry Chamberlin
9. American Foreign Policy in the Light of National Interest at the Mid-Century 555 By George A. Lundberg
10. Summary and Conclusions 627 By Harry Elmer Barnes
February 5, 2013 Subject:
Perpetual War and a few side-effects
The book was written in the 1950s long before the modern era of political correctness. Barnes was a graduate of Columbia University, but when he started talking to others and thinking for himself, he disturbed the established historian and propagandists who were laying their deceptions for future generations. He, George Seldes, Charles Beard, (not to mention John T Flynn) did a lot to get the public to start asking questions and to stop automatically trusting their politicians.
For this, Barnes was deeply resented. The book is titled this way because of the original book by the same title, written by Kant, whose plans came to be understood as mechanisms for the control of populations, if only wars could be fought perpetually and the people would always be in conflict, (the conflicts established by the financial class).
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